The Ottoman Empire

Happy Thursday! I’m having a bit of a design dilemma today, so I thought I’d share it with you.

In our living room (ignore the random dog toys, rumpled couch,  and funky white balance) the hubs and I are currently using four storage ottomans  as a sort of footstool/coffee table hybrid.We got them on sale for about $10 each from Target.

They’re the perfect thing for when we have people over. They can function as ottomans or extra seating and we love having the extra storage for our Wii, blankets, dog toys, etc. The issue(s)?

  1. While we’re using green and charcoal throughout the living room, we’re not sure that the half-green-half-charcoal checkerboard is working for us.
  2. They’re suede-ish. I’m clumsy. There’s already a red wine stain on the top of one of the green ones (notice the strategically placed tray in the first picture). There’s no good way to clean them.
  3. Our kiddos (and by kiddos, I mean our cat, Fievel, and dog, Indy) like to use these as diving platforms, scratching posts, and sneaky corners to hide around. They take a beating.

That being said, we’d really like to keep them. They were inexpensive and we really need/lurve the storage and extra seating they provide.

What would you do? I need your advice! We want to have them done when our families come to our house for Thanksgiving (more on that later).

Thanks for the post idea, Danni!

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